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    New question here. ETSX frt der

    I am just building up my new 04 ETSX so it has not broken or anything but have been having trouble with the clearence of the front derailer. I have an xtr top swing that hits the gusset so wont swing all the way over. The shop I bought it from sold me an xt top swing that does the swing but the cable is now interupted by the swing arm axle. Is it supposed to be a xt top swing m760? This bike does come built up with xt and lx so there can only be so many possabilities.
    With RM selling frames you would think that their web site could give you some of this info, (like seat tube inside/outside, recomended bb) but they dont.

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    Big ring size ?

    What size is your big ring ? Could be the problem if it's a 46 (RM are built with 44).

    My 0.02$...
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    Quote Originally Posted by fanzy38
    What size is your big ring ? Could be the problem if it's a 46 (RM are built with 44).

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    Francois


    Yea I am trying to fit a standard 110 46 tooth crank/big ring.
    Took the frame back to the shop and put a few different ones on. Seem to have it figured out just a little prob of getting it into the small ring. I adjusted the chainline over a bit so hopfully its all go. This is the stuff that happens when you build-up from scratch but hey!

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    try fitting an XTR front deraileur

    I'm running a Race Face LP Turbine with 110 bcd 28/36/46. With either an LX or XT FD
    I had clearance problems. The XTR FD has extensive subtle differences that allow it to fit
    perfectly on an ETSX...will even handle a 48 ring. Plus it shifts 1000% better than the XT.

    And to those who might question the wisdom of running such large rings, they are mated
    with a 12/34 on the rear. I Iose one ratio on the bottom end, gain one on the top end and
    and have an almost uniform distribution of 13% to 15% between ratios. Installing a compact
    5 bolt crank or 4 bolt Shimano crank with 24/32/42 rings would restore the original ratios
    but maintain the uniform distribution of ratios, something I consider very important.

    Note: the 12/34 has 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 23, 26, 30, 34 tooth cogs

    michael

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